FOI reference: FOI/17/02753
Date received: 10 November 2017
Date responded: 11 December 2017
You asked "…although as you state you do not normally publicise how many seals a licensee is licensed to shoot at each site, or which sites a license relates to, in this case I am respectfully requesting that the data is supplied".
I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exception under regulation 11(2) (personal data) of the EIRs applies to that information. The reasons why this exception applies are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs applies to some of the information you have requested.
Regulation 11(2) – personal data
An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998.
This exception is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House